Antonio Conte replies when asked if Chelsea FC are signing proven striker

Antonio Conte delivers an update on the reports linking Chelsea FC with a move to sign Edin Dzeko from Roma

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte Photo: Screengrab

Antonio Conte has remained coy when questioned about the reports linking Chelsea FC with a January transfer move to sign Edin Dzeko.

The Blues have inevitably been linked with a move to sign a host of players this month as Conte considers bolstering his squad in the mid-season window.

Chelsea FC have already completed one signing this month after having secured the signature of Ross Barkley from Everton.

Former Manchester City striker Dzeko, who is now at Roma, has been touted as a possible target for Chelsea this month as the Blues look for a forward.

However, Conte refused to give much away when quizzed about the speculation linking the Blues with a move to sign Dzeko this month.

Asked about the reports linking Chelsea with a move for Dzeko, Conte told a news conference on Friday afternoon at Cobham: “As you know very well, I think it’s not right to talk about players of other teams.

“I’m not interested in it. There is a transfer market in this period and if something happens you are the first to know the news.”

Chelsea are currently in fourth place in the Premier League table as they prepare for their trip to Brighton and Hove Albion in the top flight on Saturday lunchtime.

The Blues won the Premier League title last season but look to have to set their sights on a top-four finish this season.

Chelsea will take on FC Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League, starting next month.

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